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Home Smoke Alarm Project, Alarm Response to Nuisance Sources, Report of Test FR 4019

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Author(s)

Thomas G. Cleary

Abstract

This Report of Test presents data from a series of tests designed to study common household nuisance alarms as part of research into the performance of smoke alarms.The purpose of these tests was to study common household nuisance alarm scenarios and develop a basis for residential nuisance source testing. All tests were performed in the manufactured home used fire test series 1while it was located inside the large fire laboratory at NIST. The full details of these tests can be found in NIST Technical Note 1455 [1]. NIST TN 1455 also includes uncertainty estimates for each measurement. The test data from the nuisance source and controlled incipient fire source tests are given in spreadsheet electronic files.
Citation
Home Smoke Alarm Project, Alarm Response to Nuisance Sources, Report of Test FR 4019

Keywords

building fires, detector sensitivity, fire tests, heat alarms, ionization alarms, photoelectric alarms, residential buildings, smoke alarms

Citation

Cleary, T. (2003), Home Smoke Alarm Project, Alarm Response to Nuisance Sources, Report of Test FR 4019, Home Smoke Alarm Project, Alarm Response to Nuisance Sources, Report of Test FR 4019 (Accessed June 16, 2024)

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Created December 1, 2003, Updated February 17, 2017